This is a recent favorite of mine. Recent as in I've only been using it for only a week but over the course of the week I've fallen in love with it. It's worth far more than its $2.99 price tag. For a longwear lipstick, it's surprisingly lightweight and non-drying. And the color! Dare To Wear is a really nice slightly deep red. Perfection.
If you haven't tried the ck One lipsticks at Ulta, you need to. They run $16 and are just fabulous. They really are pure color and go on like a dream. They're heavier on the lips that the Essence lipsticks though, but that's not something that bothers me. Liplock is a gorgeous dark cool toned berry shade. It's a longtime favorite of mine. I've been using it since the line was released almost 2 years ago.
MAC lipsticks are (or were) my addiction. I don't buy them as often as I used to, probably because I have everything that I like (and a lot that I don't like). Dare You is an Amplified Creme lipstick. The name perfectly describes the texture...very creamy. It's a nice deep autumn red so it's perfect for the cooler months.
Russian Red *sigh* It's been my go-to red for years now. YEARS. It was one of my first MAC lipsticks about 8 years ago and the one that I repurchase most. It's just the perfect, matte, true red.
Too Faced Melted Berry is another new favorite of mine. I've heard some mixed thoughts on the Melted lipsticks but I personally love them. They're a liquid lipstick and apply super smooth. My only complaint is the packaging...the felt tip applicator doesn't allow for precision at all. I always have to use a lip brush to get a nice crisp edge. Melted Berry is a really nice red-toned berry shade.
I LOVE Urban Decay 24/7 lipliners. I pair the red lipsticks with 69, and the berry lipsticks with Venom. Line and fill!